Extra Wide Mens Sandals Slides – A slider is actually a form of footwear distinct from shoes and just like flip-flops. They are backless and open-toed, basically an open-toed mule. Commonly, all slides are sandals. Thongs and flip flops are usually categorized independently. Slides can be high-heeled, flat-heeled or somewhere between, and could cover around the whole foot from ankle to toe, or could possibly have only a couple of narrow straps. They sometimes include a single strap or possibly a sequence of straps through the toes and the lower half of the foot to carry the shoe within the foot.